Zack Wells and Courtney Cox Wedding

Venue: Gilfillan’s West Hill – Camillus, NY
Date: July 27, 2014


Zack Wells and Courtney Cox were the next wedding on Salt City Sound Machine’s 2014 docket. It was a hot and sunny Friday in June taking place at Gilfillan’s in Camillus, NY.   Salt City Sound Machine was used for a ceremony and reception combination, which seemed to be a trend in 2014. Guests gathered at Gilfillan’s outdoor gazebo for the ceremony featuring Big and Rich’s Lost in a Moment as the ceremony processional, the traditional The Bridal Chorus aka Here Comes the Bride serving as Courtney’s accompaniment as she walked down the aisle, and the traditional Wedding March as the recessional playing after Zack and Courtney officially tied the knot.

Following the ceremony, the ceremony was moved indoors into the upper level ballroom of Gilfillan’s. This was a first for Salt City Sound Machine, as we have DJed several events at the lower level in the past. The upper level features a large sunken dance floor separated by its adjacent raised dining room. It’s a nice space for an event and is recommended for anyone reading that might be searching. As guests filed in for cocktail hour, they were greeted by their own Mason jar complete with straw and label serving a dual purpose as a favor and a seating chart.

As the reception began, the grand entrances kicked off all the festivities.   Zack and Courtney kept true to their family as many of them were featured in the wedding party, including Zack’s father as a groomsman and Courtney’s mother as the Maid of Honor. Celebration by Kool and the Gang was the song that Zack and Courtney chose for the grand entrance for the wedding party and themselves. Once they entered, the wedding party lined up along the left edge of the dance floor while Zack and Courtney danced their first dance. For their big moment, the lovely couple chose Crazy Girl by the Eli Young Band.   Following the first dance, were the speeches and toasts, along with dinner.

Zack and Courtney left themselves a good amount of time for dancing and fun.   When dinner ended they kicked it all off by dancing with their parents. Courtney danced with her father to I Loved Her First by Heartland followed by Zack dancing with his mother to A Mother’s Song by T. Carter Music. Dancing as a bit sporadic, but the guests seemed to really enjoy it. People danced in clusters to a mixes of country, classic rock, and modern pop. One very young girl dominated the dance floor all night with her fun move while the guests looked on. Later in the night, Zack and Courtney enjoyed some more specifics like the cake cutting, which was done to Eat It by Weird Al Yankovic, and the bouquet toss to Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper.

As the night descended onto 10pm, it was finally time to wrap things up. The dance floor cleared and it was just Zack and Courtney dancing their planned final dance, You’re Still the One by Shania Twain, enjoying a lasting moment together. But that’s not what really happened. There were a few unfortunate circumstances that led to the night ending on a less-than-ideal-conclusion. Everyone is ok and there was nothing overly negative that happened, but sometimes people can have a bit too much fun. Either way, Zack and Courtney departed in their new roles as husband and wife with their loved ones in silent reverence

Congratulations to Zack and Courtney. Thank you for choosing Salt City Sound Machine and we wish you the best of luck in the future!

Notable Songs

  • Lost in a Moment – Big and Rich (Ceremony – Processional)
  • The Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin (Here Comes the Bride) – Richard Wagner (Ceremony – Bridal Processional)
  • Wedding March – Felix Mandelssohn (Ceremony – Recessional)
  • Celebration – Kool and the Gang (Grand Entrance)
  • Crazy Girl – Eli Young Band (First Dance)
  • I Loved Her First – Heartland (Parents Dance – Father/Daughter)
  • A Mother’s SongT. Carter Music (Parents Dance – Mother/Son)
  • Eat It – Weird Al Yankovic (Cake Cutting)
  • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper (Bouquet Toss)
  • You’re Still the One – Shania Twain (Feat. W. Darling) (Last Dance)

Return to Event Recap